Pasquotank County, North Carolina

Pasquotank County, North Carolina
Pasquotank County Courthouse.jpg
Pasquotank County Courthouse
Map of North Carolina highlighting Pasquotank County
Location in the U.S. state of North Carolina
Map of the United States highlighting North Carolina
North Carolina's location in the U.S.
Named forThe Pasquotank Indians, an Algonquian people
SeatElizabeth City
Largest cityElizabeth City
 • Total289 sq mi (749 km2)
 • Land227 sq mi (588 km2)
 • Water63 sq mi (163 km2), 22%
 • (2010)40,661
 • Density179/sq mi (69/km2)
Congressional district3rd
Time zoneEastern: UTC−5/−4

Pasquotank County k/ (About this sound listen) [1] is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of the 2010 census, the population was 40,661.[2] Its county seat is Elizabeth City.[3] The county was originally created as Pasquotank Precinct and gained county status in 1739.[4]

Pasquotank County is part of the Elizabeth City, NC Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Virginia Beach-Norfolk, VA-NC Combined Statistical Area.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 289 square miles (750 km2), of which 227 square miles (590 km2) is land and 63 square miles (160 km2) (22%) is water.[5] It is the fifth-smallest county in North Carolina by land area.

Almost all of the terrain in Pasquotank County is flatland with a topography near sea level, a characteristic of most of North Carolina's Coastal Plain. The county is flanked by two rivers: the Pasquotank—with which it shares its name—to the east, and the Little River to the west.

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Other Languages
Mìng-dĕ̤ng-ngṳ̄: Pasquotank Gông (North Carolina)
Nederlands: Pasquotank County
Plattdüütsch: Pasquotank County
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Pasquotank County, North Carolina
Türkçe: Pasquotank